Men's Track and Field Team Named All-AcademicOn Wednesday, the Yale men's track and field team was selected by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic team for the 2010-2011 season. Teams with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 were selected; the Bulldogs had a cumulative average of 3.40. Yale was one of 90 honorees, including six other Ivy League schools.
Bogdan, Van Deventer Earn All-Academic Honors from USTFCCCATwo NCAA Regional qualifiers from the Yale men’s track and field team, Matt Bogdan ’11 and John Van Deventer ’11, have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Track & Field team for their work in the classroom. The USTFCCCA made the announcement Wednesday.
Track and Field Teams Blog from Trip AbroadThe Yale men's and women's track and field teams traveled abroad for meets at Limerick and Swansea in addition to the traditional Yale-Harvard vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet. Team members blogged about their experiences on yalebulldogs.com.
Jeff Perrella Named Academic All-DistrictJeff Perrella, who finished his Yale career this past fall after advancing all the way to the NCAA Cross Country Championship, has been named first team Capital One Academic All-District 1 in men's track & field/cross country. He was one of 11 first-team selections in the university division of District 1, which includes seven U.S. states in the Northeast plus five Canadian provinces.
Bulldogs Close Season at Regional MeetThe Bulldogs ended their stint at the NCAA East Regional on Saturday with senior John Van Deventer competing in his last collegiate race in the 1,500-meter run and sophomore Mike Levine competing in the discus. Without anyone advancing to nationals, the team concluded their outdoor season with a total of four regional performances.
Steeplechasers Hit the Track on Second Day of NCAA RegionalThe Bulldogs closed out the second day of NCAA Regional competition with two performances in the quarterfinal of the 3,000-meter steeplechase by senior Matt Bogdan and junior Nathan Richards. ith neither qualifying for the national meet, Bogdan and Richards gave their last race of the season, and for Bogdan, his last race in Yale uniform.
Van Deventer Advances to Finals in 1,500-Meter RunMaking sure that his collegiate run was not over yet, senior John Van Deventer clinched a spot in the finals of the 1,500-meter run on the first day of the NCAA East Regional. If all goes well in finals, Van Deventer could be one of 12 runners in the 1,500-meter run who advance to the national championship.
Bulldogs to Compete at NCAA RegionalFour Bulldogs will vie for a chance to qualify for the national championship by competing at the NCAA East Regional this weekend. Indiana University will host the regional meet at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on May 26-28. The top 48 athletes in each event were selected to compete.
Four Bulldogs Qualify for NCAA RegionalFour Bulldogs will compete at the NCAA East Regional based on their top-48 performances in the region this season. The regional meet will be hosted by Indiana University on May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind.
Levine Earns All-East HonorsSophomore Mike Levine earned All-East honors after his performance at the IC4A Championships at Princeton last weekend. The top eight finishers in each event were selected to the All-East team.
Bulldogs Finish Day One at IC4AsThe Bulldogs opened the IC4A Championships with performances in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by junior Nathan Richards and senior Matt Bogdan. The IC4As, held at Princeton’s Weaver Track and Field Stadium, features athletes from the region who have met the outdoor qualifying standards.
Bulldogs Seek Performances at IC4AsAlthough the Ivy League Heptagonals Championships may have been the biggest team meet of the year, many Bulldogs will have the opportunity to try for even better performances without the pressure of Heptagonals at the IC4A Championships on May 13-15. The meet, hosted by Princeton, will feature athletes from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions who have met the IC4A qualifying standards. Seven individuals and all three relay teams will compete for the Bulldogs.
Bieszard Elected 2011-12 CaptainThe Bulldogs held their annual banquet on Tuesday to reflect on the season and recognize senior captain Marty Evans and senior John Van Deventer, who made special contributions to the team. By a team vote, junior Matthew Bieszard was also announced as team captain for the 2011-12 season.
Levine Earns First Team All-Ivy HonorsSophomore Mike Levine earned first team All-Ivy Honors after his winning performance in the discus at the Ivy League Heptagonals Championships last weekend, hosted by Yale. All-Ivy selections are based on performances from Heptagonals, with the event winners earning first team honors and runners up earning second team honors.
Levine Takes Title in Discus at HeptagonalsDay two of Ivy League Heptagonals Championships did not disappoint as the Bulldogs brought out their best performances, highlighted by sophomore Mike Levine’s win in the discus. Four other individuals, as well as all three relay teams, scored. The Bulldogs placed fifth with 44 points. Princeton won the meet with 197 points, breaking Cornell’s eight-year long streak.
Levine Scores for Bulldogs; Two Qualify on Heptagonals Day OneThe name of the game was to qualify as the Bulldogs competed to make it to finals on the first day of the 76th Ivy League Heptagonals Championships. Lightning delays at the Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track cost over a two-hour delay, which had athletes warming up multiple times for postponed events. After day one, Princeton was the leader with 68 points.
Yale to Host Ivy League HeptagonalsAmidst finals and end-of-the-year events, the Bulldogs will buckle down this weekend for the annual Ivy League Heptagonals Championships. Yale will host the much-anticipated meet at Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track from May 7-8. The conference championship will feature all eight Ivy League schools in its 76th year of competition.
Bulldogs Bring Peak Performances at Springtime InvitationalSpring weather finally arrived in time for the Bulldogs’ Springtime Invitational at Dewitt-Cuyler Track and Field Complex on Sunday. As the last meet for those not competing in post-season, many athletes peaked with their best performances, ending the season on a strong note. Those competing in post-season also had another chance to test their legs on the track that will serve as the site of Ivy League Heptagonals.
4x800-Meter Relay Team Competes at Penn RelaysThe Bulldogs competed in their final relay at the world-renowned Penn Relays on Saturday. After dominating the open class division of the distance medley relay on Friday with the fifth-fastest time for Yale outdoor, the distance runners came back to race the college division of the 4x800-meter relay.
Distance Medley Relay Takes Win at Penn RelaysThe Bulldogs opened the historic Penn Relays with season best performances in the relays and throws. The 117th Penn Relays, which is the oldest and longest running track and field event in the U.S., is one of the Bulldogs’ season highlights as they compete amongst some of the best athletes in the nation at UPenn’s Franklin Field.
Bulldogs to Compete in World-Renowned Penn RelaysAs post-season nears, the Bulldogs will have one last week to compete before gearing up for Heptagonals Championships. The team has two meets this weekend, first traveling to Philadelphia with a select group competing in the Penn Relays, one of the world’s most renowned track and field events. The rest of the team will compete in the Springtime Invitational at home on Sunday.
Bulldogs Close Larry Ellis InvitationalAfter a Friday night of impressive performances from the distance squad, the Bulldogs came back with high expectations for day two of Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invitational. Although most of the team did not compete, the group who did brought in several top spots and PRs in one of the largest meets of the season so far.
Distance Runners Perform at Larry Ellis InvitationalThe distance runners stole the show on Friday night with a streak of school records and personal bests at the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton. With more than 35 teams competing, the meet’s Friday Night Races gave the Bulldogs a chance to compete in a selective field of distance runners who had met the meet standards. The team landed a sweep of personal and season bests in every race they entered in.
Bulldogs Gear Up for Competitive WeekendThe Bulldogs have a busy weekend ahead of them in one of the first large meets of the outdoor season at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton, with more than 35 teams competing. In addition to Princeton, the Bulldogs will have the chance to compete against most of the other Ivy League schools, including Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard and Penn. The two-day invitational also features the Friday Night Races, reserved for distance runners who have met the meet standards. This will be the team’s second time at the Tigers’ Weaver Stadium, which will be the site of outdoor IC4A Championships in post-season.
Bad Weather Not Enough to Dissuade BulldogsAt Saturday’s Harvard-Yale meet, the Bulldogs had to dig deep as conditions dipped to the 40s and up to 35 mph winds at DeWitt-Cuyler Track. Both teams had an extra incentive, as the top two finishers in each event will travel to England in the summer to compete in the biannual Harvard-Yale-Oxford-Cambridge meet. Despite the Harvard win, the Bulldogs proved their mental toughness with six wins and many other top spots, totaling a score of 57 points.
Bulldogs Look for Ninth Consecutive Win at Harvard-YaleOne of the most anticipated events of the outdoor season will grace Dewitt-Cuyler track this Saturday at the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet. With eight consecutive victories since 2003, the Bulldogs are looking for their ninth win in a tradition that has been going on since 1891.
Bulldogs Look Solid at UConn InviteThe Bulldogs brought a smaller contingency to the UConn Husky Invitational on Saturday, but ended the day with numerous personal bests across the board. The strong performances throughout the day bode a positive outlook going into the highly anticipated Harvard-Yale meet next weekend.
Bulldogs Head to UConn for Husky InvitationalNearing the halfway point of the season, the Bulldogs will compete at the nearby UConn Husky Invitational this weekend before hosting the annual Harvard-Yale meet on April 16. After several impressive performances at Princeton last weekend, the Bulldogs are buckling down for the latter part of outdoor season.
Bulldogs Battle Weather at PrincetonThe distance runners braved the cold and rain in the Friday Night Races at the Sam Howell Invitational, hosted by Princeton. Only those who had met the meet standards had the privilege to compete in the races.
Bulldogs Finish Strong on Day Two of Sam Howell InvitationalThe Bulldogs continued their impressive run on the second day of the Sam Howell Invitational, including a win in the 200-meter dash by senior captain Marty Evans and a second-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay. After fighting through the winter-like weather on Friday night, the sun on Saturday was a welcome change for competition, especially against other Ivy League schools for the first time in outdoor season.
Bulldogs Continue Outdoor Season at PrincetonAfter a strong season opener at the Tribe Invitational two weeks ago, the Bulldogs will travel to Princeton for the two-day Sam Howell Invitational this weekend. Friday’s portion of the meet will also host the Friday Night Races, featuring distance runners who have met the meet standards to compete. The track at Weaver Stadium will also be the site of IC4A Championships on May 13-15. While rain and snow showers are on the weather forecast for Friday, the Bulldogs are ready to take on the adverse weather.
Bulldogs Start Off Outdoor Season Strong at William and MaryThe Bulldogs had an impressive start to the outdoor season at the William and Mary Tribe Invitational last Saturday, notching three individual wins and winning both relays. The unscored meet was the first competition for the Bulldogs after spring break training.
Bulldogs Open Outdoor SeasonAfter spring break training in Virginia, the Bulldogs will launch the outdoor season at the William and Mary Tribe Invitational on Saturday. With a fourth-place finish at outdoor Heptagonals last year, the team looks ready to climb higher in the conference with solid performances from the indoor season.
Distance Medley Relay Earns All-East HonorsThe four members of the Bulldogs’ distance medley relay team earned All-East honors for their performance at indoor IC4A Championships at Boston last weekend. The award is given to athletes who finish in the top eight of their event.
Distance Medley Relay Scores at IC4AsThe Bulldogs ended their indoor season with solid performances on the second day of IC4A Championships. The distance medley relay team scored for the Bulldogs with a sixth-place finish, while senior captain Marty Evans put on another strong race in the 200-meter dash.
Evans, DMR Qualify for Finals at IC4AsThe Bulldogs finished the first day of indoor IC4A Championships at Boston University, qualifying one individual and one relay team for Sunday’s competition. Several athletes set personal bests and new school records at the final indoor meet of the year.
Bulldogs to Compete at IC4AsThe indoor season has ended for most Bulldogs, but a select group will have the chance to compete at the IC4A Championships this weekend, hosted by Boston University. The meet will feature Division I athletes from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions who have met the IC4A qualifying standards during the season.
Four Bulldogs Named to All-Ivy TeamThe men’s distance medley relay team of senior John Deventer, junior Julian Sheinbaum, sophomore Christopher Ramsey and freshman James Shirvell earned second team All-Ivy honors for their second-place finish at indoor Heptagonals Championships last weekend. Shirvell also received second team All-Ivy honors for his runner-up finish in the 1,000-meter run. All-Ivy selections were announced on Monday.